id: 06448885
dt: j
an: 2015d.00885
au: Jankvist, Uffe Thomas
ti: The construct of anchoring an idea for ‘measuring’ interdisciplinarity
in teaching.
so: Philos. Math. Educ. J. 26, 10 p., electronic only (2011).
py: 2011
pu: Professor Paul Ernest, University of Exeter, Graduate School of Education,
Exeter
la: EN
cc: M10 D20 A30
ut: mathematics and philosophy; history of mathematics; learning;
interdisciplinarity; interdisciplinary research; interdisciplinary
teaching; disciplinarity; multidisciplinarity; transdisciplinarity;
pluridisciplinarity; crossdisciplinarity; commognition; communication;
cognition; anchoring; potential anchoring points
ci:
li: http://people.exeter.ac.uk/PErnest/pome26/Jankvist%20%20The%20Construct%20of%20Anchoring.pdf
ab: Summary: The paper discusses a theoretical and methodological construct ‒
the construct of anchoring ‒ which is originally developed in the
context of using history of mathematics and/or philosophy of
mathematics in mathematics education. The idea of the original use is
to see if students’ historical and/or philosophical discussions are
somehow rooted in or based on their mathematical content knowledge
regarding the actual mathematics in designed teaching modules on
specific cases from the history and philosophy of mathematics. The
construct builds on (i) Anna Sfard’s theory of commognition (a
contraction of communication and cognition) which in itself is a
discursive approach to learning and on (ii) methodological
triangulation between various gathered data sources. Based on a
description of the original use of the construct in an empirical study
carried out in Danish upper secondary school, I aim at arguing for the
use of this construct as a way of ‘measuring’ the level of
interdisciplinarity in cross-curricular/interdisciplinary teaching
activities at (at least) secondary and tertiary educational levels and
between practically any combination of two or more disciplines or
subjects. The ‘measuring’ of the level of interdisciplinarity
present in the implementation of teaching activities will be based on
Eric Jantsch’ taxonomy of interdisciplinarity.
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